Our Programs

The CTE offers a workshop on a plethora of topics for face-to-face and online teaching including setting goals and objectives, aligning activities to course objectives, using alternative assessments, practicing active lecturing, engaging discussions, methods of getting feedback from students, creating classroom community, culturally responsive pedagogies, constructing a teaching philosophy, effective use of groups, fostering critical thinking, wrapping up your course, and using methods for getting students to read more effectively. Workshops vary in length from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours. These are highly interactive sessions providing evidence-based teaching and learning techniques, with practical application to the college classroom. Faculty across campus connect with their colleagues to share ideas and best practices. Short, targeted workshops are also delivered by the CTE staff to faculty during Department or College meetings as requested.Workshops are delivered virtually and f2f.

Through a partnership with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE), the CTE is offering 33 faculty members the opportunity to enroll in ACUE’s highly acclaimed program in Effective Teaching Practices. This 25-week course prepares faculty in evidence-based teaching practices proven through research to improve student achievement and close equity gaps. Faculty who complete the program earn a nationally recognized Certificate in Effective College Instruction, the only college teaching credential endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE).  The cohort for Fall, 2021 is filled but subsequent opportunities will be available.

Each semester, the CTE staff selects 2-3 books for small group reading circle discussions. Faculty select the discussion book they are interested in and arrange with other members to decide on meeting times and dates. Reading circles that meet in the Faculty Commons are also provided with snacks and drinks.

Faculty with particularly good skills and substantial experience in online teaching can be designated as a Faculty Fellow, and offer peer consultations and other forms of support to improve the online teaching skills of all faculty across campus. Fellows are selected by the Directors of the CTE, the Assistant Provost of Distance Education, and the Extended Campus (DEEL). Fellows submit an application for the Fellowship with recommendations from their Dean and Dept Chairs.  Fellows also design a special project related to online teaching. Fellows receive a small stipend for their work.  Every effort is made to offer this opportunity to a faculty member of each College.

Throughout the year, the CTE offers seminars and short workshops on SoTL practices. An nationally recognized expert on SoTL delivers the workshops and every effort is made to support faculty SoTL projects through the year. Seminars are offered at least once a year, with workshops offered every semester.  All trainings are virtual.

The New Faculty Forum is held each August and consists of 2 days of interactive workshops and presentations from administrators, Faculty Fellows and peers on a wide variety of topics including: NC A & T History, Teaching, Technology, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Community Engagement and Research.  The Forum is currently offered in a virtual platform.

The CTE and Instructional Technology Training and Development (ITTD) have combined efforts to offer a series of sessions focusing on seven essential topics to help faculty make their online or hybrid (flipped or blended) teaching experience successful. The workshops provide valuable information and best practices for preparing courses and instructing students remotely. Faculty select from a menu of workshops leading to 17 hours of training. Each workshop is 1.5 - 2 hours in length and offers opportunities for engaged and active learning among faculty. Follow the link here for the full curriculum Aggies Teach Curriculum 2021. Visit learn.ncat.edu. The  aggiesteach.ncat.edu also offers a plethora of information on teaching practices, classroom models and other key information related to the current needs for teaching in these unusual circumstances.